Plainsboro, NJ
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Plainsboro profile

Living in Plainsboro

Plainsboro is a medium-sized township located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 23,906 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Plainsboro is the 80th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Plainsboro are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.

Also of interest is that Plainsboro has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Plainsboro has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 22.10% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Plainsboro, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the township.

Plainsboro’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

In Plainsboro, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.88 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

For the size of the township, public transportation in Plainsboro is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Plainsboro, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

If knowledge is power, Plainsboro is a pretty powerful place. 78.38% of the adults in Plainsboro have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Plainsboro in 2018 was $64,206, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $256,824 for a family of four.

Plainsboro is an extremely ethnically-diverse township. The people who call Plainsboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Plainsboro residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Plainsboro include Irish, German, Italian, English, and Russian.

In addition, Plainsboro has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (50.77%).

The most common language spoken in Plainsboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Other Asian languages.